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Waste Management: A Case Study of Ongoing Traditional Practices at East Calcutta Wetland

Shaon Raychaudhuri1, Madhusmita Mishra1, Poulomi Nandy1 and Ashoke R. Thakur1
  • 1 Department of Biotechnology, West Bengal University of Technology, BF-142, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Calcutta-700064, India

Abstract

Calcutta has a unique waste management system which uses the traditional non conventional practice for treating both the solid as well as soluble waste for its 12 million inhabitants . It not only detoxifies the waste but also generates resources for the existing society in form of employment as well as edibles like sufficient vegetable, fish as well as paddy for consumption. The elemental analysis of these products showed no metal toxicity due to their cultivation using waste resource. Thus East Calcutta Wetland can be sited as the best example of integrated resource recovery.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 3 No. 1, 2008, 315-320

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2008.315.320

Submitted On: 9 November 2006 Published On: 31 March 2008

How to Cite: Raychaudhuri, S., Mishra, M., Nandy, P. & Thakur, A. R. (2008). Waste Management: A Case Study of Ongoing Traditional Practices at East Calcutta Wetland. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 3(1), 315-320. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2008.315.320

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Keywords

  • East Calcutta Wetland
  • Bheri
  • Wastewater purification
  • Integrated Resource Recovery